The tables below show the results for each of 198 countries and
territories on the 20 questions that comprise the Pew Forum's
Government Restrictions Index and the 13 questions that comprise the
Social Hostilities Index.
Although each question is weighted equally, many of the questions
contain gradations, allowing partial scores depending on intensity or
severity. (See the Methodology.)
For example, on SHI Question No. 2 - Was there mob violence related
to religion? - a country that had no religion-related mob violence
would receive 0 points, a country that had mob violence in which no
deaths were reported would receive 1/2 point (0.50), and a country that
had mob violence in which deaths were reported would receive a full
The scores are based on two different years of data (July 1, 2006
through June 30, 2007, and July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008) that
were coded independently by separate groups of coders at the Pew Forum.
If there was a change in a country's score on a particular question
from one year to the next, the country received the average of the two
scores. For example, if a country had mob violence related to religion
in one year but not in the other and if no deaths were reported, the
country would receive a score of 0.25, the average of 0.50 in one year
and 0 in the other.
Both the GRI and the SHI are scales of 0 to 10. Readers wishing to
independently calculate a country's index score from the tables below
should note that the sum total of a country's scores on all 20 GRI
questions must be divided by two and the sum total of its scores on all
13 SHI questions must be multiplied by 10/13 (0.77) to convert them to
the 10-point scale. For more detail on the indexes, see the Methodology.
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